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All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge, and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Instance rules

Summary of rules

Threatening, abusive, intolerant or illegal behavior may lead to moderation and/or further measures. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, including (but not limited to) racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia. Moderation decisions are final. The Content Warning flag should be used for NSFW content, and NSFW media should be marked as sensitive. Account registrations are monitored and accounts considered spam (including commercial advertising, political campaigning/propaganda, duplicate accounts, or impersonating legal entities) will be moderated or removed. We fully subscribe to and comply with the Mastodon Server Covenant. A number of instance blocks are implemented to comply with the principles of the covenant and to prevent our users from being exposed to content that does not comply with our instance rules.

Detailed rules

The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of social.aml.ink; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies: The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:

Excessive advertising

Uncurated news bots posting from third-party news sources Untagged nudity, pornography, and sexually explicit content, including artistic depictions Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence, including artistic depictions The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline, and may result in account suspension and revocation of access to the service:
  • Racism or advocation of racism
  • Sexism or advocation of sexism
  • Casteism or advocation of casteism
  • Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or advocation thereof
  • Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
  • Spreading disinformation or conspiracy theories that undermine public health
  • The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
    • Sexual depictions of children
    • Nazi symbolism
    Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism Any conduct intended to stalk or harass other users, or to impede other users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform any of the aforementioned actions, is also disallowed, and subject to punishment up to and including revocation of access to the service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors: Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has specifically has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed. Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's demographic, personal, or private data without express permission (informally called doxing or dropping dox) may be considered harassment. Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist (informally called brigading or dogpiling) may be considered harassment. These provisions notwithstanding, the administration of the service reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.


    "Cross-posting" is the automatic copying of posts from one platform to another. That definition does not include the simultaneous posting to multiple platforms from the same app, such as Twidere or PostyBirb. If you use those apps, we consider those posts original, and the following need not apply. Cross-posting from Mastodon to other platforms is fully permitted. Cross-posting into Mastodon from another platform is not permitted.

    Media retention

    We currently cache media files for up to 60 days.


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    Moderated servers

    Mastodon generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.


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